Philadelphia officials say water supply is safe after chemical spill

Posted on AllSides March 27th, 2023
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Philadelphia officials say the city’s water supply is safe after a chemical spill in a tributary of the Delaware River over the weekend. 

The Philadelphia Water Department announced Sunday that it’s “now confident” tap water from the Baxter Drinking Water Treatment Plant will remain safe to drink at least through 11:59 p.m. Monday.

“This updated time is based on the time it will take river water that entered the Baxter intakes early Sunday morning to move through treatment and water mains before reaching customers,” the department said. 

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